How long does a well pump last? That’s the question on every homeowner’s mind when they’re looking to replace their water source. And the answer is: it depends! Some factors contributing to how long your well pump will last are routine maintenance, climate, type of pump, and more. So, we’re here to break down exactly what you need to know about your well pump’s lifespan!
The Most Average Well Pump Lifespan
The numbers vary, but most often, the numbers seen the greatest are between 10-20 years. If you’re not sure how old your well pump is, it’s easy to figure out. Your home’s water meter will show the date when it was installed and then the following year after that on each increment of water usage. This data can be used to determine if your well pump needs maintenance or replacement!
How To Ensure Your System Lasts Longer
Taking care of your well pump is actually a lot easier than you may think! Here are some tips on how to properly maintain your well pump and prolong its lifespan:
- Conduct regular service checks on the pump motor and replace worn parts before they break down or cause problems with the system.
- Inspect any piping or plumbing connections for leaks and fix them as soon as possible.
- Check your power supply’s voltage and current draw to ensure it matches what is required for your model.
- Check if you have a flow meter or have it installed on an existing pump.
- Periodically check the water level in the well tank.
- Replace parts that are not working correctly.
To prevent future issues with your water supply, you should have routine maintenance done on all parts of your system annually or biannually, depending on the age of your equipment.
Contact Us For Well Pump Repair & Maintenance
Water pumps are mechanical, and as such, they require maintenance to keep them operating. And sometimes, they fail. Contact the experts at Easterday-Wilson Water Services for the best advice and water pump selection when you need to buy or replace your well’s water pump.